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Biden launches White House PSA on dating violence that features top athletes, President Obama

06/21/2012 04:07 EDT | Updated 08/21/2012 05:12 EDT
WASHINGTON - The White House is issuing a public service announcement against dating violence, combining the voices of President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden with those of top sports figures in a campaign to reduce assaults on women.

The campaign, which was launched by Biden last year, is called "1 is 2 Many." Last year, 1 in 10 teens was hurt by a date. In the announcement, prominent athletes urge men never to strike a woman.

The announcement will be televised this summer on sports-oriented programs on the ESPN, Fox Sports, MLB and NFL networks. Among those featured are former New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre, international soccer star David Beckham, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin.

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